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Opinion

Support for Prochniak

Letters

To the editor: As a former Auditor-Treasurer of Freeborn County, and now as a Certified Drainage Viewer of Minnesota, I have known Jean Prochniak for 38 years. Jean is committed to the people of Brown County and has proven herself as a dedicated representative of the people she serves. She ...

Hohensee compassion goes beyond arrest

Letters

To the editor: My name is Casey Helget and this is the first time I have ever written a letter like this. I am a 31-year-old single mother of two boys. I have a loving family that helps and supports me and I am thankful for them. I have made a number of mistakes in my life and I accept ...

Adept comparison to Withcraft Trials

Letters

To the editor: In their columns that appeared recently on the Journal’s editorial page, both Diane Dimond and Laura Hollis made appropriate reference to the Salem witchcraft trials in their excellent comments on conviction by accusation. In the Salem trials, claims by accusers that they ...

Brown County Browser: Heartland Express

Columns

Winter is fast approaching, are you wanting to park your car, and take the bus? If you have never done so it can seem a bit intimidating. Here are a few simple rules to follow for using the Brown County Heartland Express. First of all call our office at 359-2717 or toll free 800-707-2717, ...

Times are changing

Editorials

We already have ample evidence that the world of internet commerce has shaken the “bricks and mortar” businesses. Locally, the closing of the Bon-Ton Stores shut down our local Herberger’s. Other retailers like Target, Kmart and Pamida have been gone for years. Now, the nation is ...

Sheriff’s Office sergeant supports Seidl for Sheriff

Letters

To the editor: For the past several months, I have been getting asked numerous times who I’m voting for to be our next Sheriff. What is my answer? Jason Seidl is my answer. Why? I have an insider’s knowledge of both candidates. I have been employed with the Brown County Sheriffs Office ...

Make Minnesota Red

Letters

To the editor: How do we make Minnesota Red? Vote for the Republican candidates knowing what they want to do for the State of Minnesota and our nation, and we should know what the opposing party wants to do. We will start with the Governor race. Governor: The Republican party Jeff Johnson ...

Ibberson endorses Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I am Matt Ibberson. I have 11 years of law enforcement experience: Deputy Sheriff of Brown County, Sleepy Eye and Brownton Police Departments. I filed for Brown County Sheriff but did not advance in the primary election. I ran a common sense campaign and have no regrets. Let ...

Vote Hagedorn for 1st District

Letters

To the editor: The contest to represent the 1st District of Minnesota in Congress has come to one of the most disgusting amount of attack ads from both parties, using outside monies to try to influence the voting public. Unfortunately attack ads work or there would not be any. We, the ...

Check out the 16B debates

Letters

To the editor: Are you wondering who to vote for in the local Minnesota House race? Why not take a look at debates that they had? It’s always good to be informed. The candidates, Mindy Kimmel and Paul Torkelson, have had two debates. One was on Pioneer TV and the other was hosted by the ...

The risks of space travel

Editorials

Space exploration is dangerous. No amount of technological advances and expensive safeguards changes the fact that the brave women and men who travel beyond the atmosphere have agreed to be strapped to the tops of massive amounts of explosives. We were reminded of the hazards this week, when ...

Support for Beussman

Letters

To the editor: I am writing this letter to express my enthusiastic support of Robert Beussman as he seeks re-election for his third term as Mayor of New Ulm. For the past eight years, Mayor Beussman has gone above and beyond in his service to New Ulm, serving as the City’s chief ...

Crime victim endorses Hohensee

Letters

To the editor: I was the victim of a crime. It was absolutely devastating. The officer assigned to my case that day was Officer Jeff Hohensee. I was a complete mess as I sat across from a complete stranger and went over every horrible detail but I didn’t feel like I was sitting across from ...

Saudis must answer for missing journalist

Editorials

Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist with the Washington Post who has written critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2, and disappeared. Turkish officials believe he was tortured and killed by a Saudi assassination squad. The ...

Work for welfare

Letters

To the editor: In this day and age, it is difficult to come by political candidates who strive to pursue solid policies that actually aim to help our communities. In a district like Minnesota’s First Congressional District, Jim Hagedorn is right on the issues. In fact, Jim supports having ...

Hohensee leads and inspires from experience

Letters

To the editor: A county sheriff’s duty is mostly administrative. From the office, the sheriff oversees the jail and dispatch center. In addition, the sheriff processes and carries out warrants and oversees investigations. Any county sheriff administrator inspires confidence, gains respect, ...

What’s Going On: The amazing story of an American staple

Columns

His name is Steve Henson, and his little-known story is the personification of the American Dream. You’ve probably never heard of Steve Henson, but you are aware of his legacy and impact on the American way of life. Steve was from the little town of Thayer, Neb., population 62 in 2010, ...

Thumbs Up/Down

Editorials

Infrastructure grade Thumbs Down: Earlier this week the MInnesota Society of Civil Engineers gave its report card for Minnesota’s infrastructure. We managed to pass, but certainly not with flying colors. Minnesota got a “C” overall for things like aviation, bridges, dams, drinking ...

Family of Sleepy Eye victim responds to Hohensee radio ad

Letters

To the editor: This letter is addressed to Mr. (Jeff) Hohensee who’s now bringing the loss of our loved one into his political circus via his paid for radio advertisement which aired on KNUJ. We, the family of Vince Mathiowetz, respectfully ask that you refrain from using our family’s ...